Dr. Robert I. Gelb, MD

Dr. Robert I. Gelb, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Gelb specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Encinitas, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 18 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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in Encinitas, CA |
He's very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor, but he's not a great listener. I felt like I had to stop him constantly and just reiterate what I was trying to say because it was falling on deaf ears. Eventually I got everything across, but it was tough.
in Escondido, CA |
Dr. Gelb has been awesome at explaining everything that is going on with my thumb. He has not been one to just jump into surgerymhe has suggested a few this to try first. When the time comes that I will eventually need the surgery it will definitely be with Dr. Gelb
in San Diego |
Very caring, professional, listens, conscientious, good sense of humor but be open to it.
in Encinitas, CA |
Office staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Did not feel rushed and all of my questions were answered.
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Dr. Gelb's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Nymc Metropolitan Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hand Rehab Ctr/Jeff Med College

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement